IF YOU'RE WONDERING
"DOES MY BREATH SMELL BAD?"
IT PROBABLY DOES
A HANDS-ON BREATH TEST
CAUSES OF BAD BREATH
YOUR MOUTH ISN'T WATERING
DRY MOUTH IS CAUSED WHEN SALIVA PRODUCTION IS LOW
Saliva washes away food and bacteria.
Without it, food particles begin rotting
in the mouth and can also lead to cavities.
The perfect recipe for bad breath!
Causes of dry mouth:
- Mouth breathing
- Certain medication
- Salivary gland disorders
- Bulimia and anorexia
FIZZ AND FOOD ARE UP
TO NO GOOD
Sugar in soda and leftover bits of food when combined with bacteria produce acid which can lead to cavities. If left untreated, bad breath follows.
YUM ON THE PLATE
YUCK ON THE BREATH
The smelling sulfur compounds in onion and garlic get absorbed in the blood stream and reappear as bad breath.
SMOKING IS INJURIOUS
We're pretty sure you don't need to be told about smoker's breath.
HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT BAD BREATH
It's a fairly common condition, making it quite treatable.
ORAL CARE ROUTINE
SCRAPE THAT TONGUE
A large number of bad-breath-germs live here.
FLOSS THOSE TEETH
To clean between the teeth.
It prevents dry mouth and flushes out leftover food particles before they make your breath smell terrible.
IF IT DOESN'T GET BETTER TAKE A VOW
OF SILENCE OR SPEAK TO YOUR DENTIST
Don't be embarrassed to open up about the problem to your doctor. They're professionals who will most likely be able to diagnose and treat your breath issues.